Evo or alternatives
I'm considering a 2012 Evo 154. 'on paper' it seems like a good choice for me, good quality, covers the mountain but shouldn't be too stiff or challaging to ride. I've spent many hours researching. And I know that's a poor substitue strapping myself to it.
I'm a beginner. Can link turns, do the same switch, basic flatland tricks.
Feet size 8
Riding type: Groomers, want to progress in the park.
Riding location: mostly europe
bindings: considering 390 boss, raiden phantom or burton malavita.
boards ridden so far: Option Franchise 153, Option Mirror 153
I'm aware that this is an expensive board and also that I should probably look to rent a while to try lots of boards. Partly I'm impatient but partly I don't want my own setup for consistency and willing to take an educated risk.
Also happy to get a cheaper board if that's the best option for me. Really I don't mind if I waste some money, it's my time I don't want to waste.
So my question has two parts:
1) would the evo be a great/disasterous choice
2) what other boards should I consider? The Arbor westmark/blacklist are also on my radar along with a couple others.
Thanks if you can help.